Hire a Landscape Designer: What You Need to Know and Mistakes to Avoid

Transform your backyard into a backyard paradise that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Backyard redesign and renovation projects can include anything from a new fire pit to an outdoor lounging area.

Backyard renovations can also help you add resell value to your home. But the process of transforming a backyard is complex. It requires a delicate fusion of landscaping, hardscaping, furniture and decor.


A well-designed backyard transforms your outdoor space into a living, breathing extension of your home. It invites you and your family to relax, unwind, and spend quality time together in a harmonious blend of natural elements and modern luxuries. Whether you want a vibrant entertainment area, a tranquil garden sanctuary, or a place for kids to play and explore, the Backyard Redesign Services process begins with a thorough assessment of your current space.

During the initial consultation, your expert landscape designer will meet with you to understand your vision and goals for the space. They will consider your lifestyle, aesthetic preferences, and budget to provide you with a comprehensive plan that will take your vision and transform it into an aesthetically pleasing, functional, sustainable yard.

The design phase involves a detailed analysis of your existing landscape, including plants, structures, and hardscaping. It also includes the placement of water and light features to create focal points and highlight the beauty of your home. Your expert landscape designer will also identify areas for dining, relaxing, and playing and make recommendations to improve the function of your outdoor living space.

Incorporating a variety of plants, trees and shrubs in your back yard is essential to creating an attractive and functional design. Selecting the right plants for your landscape will depend on many factors, including climate and soil conditions. The size, shape, and color of your plant selections will contribute to the overall feel of the space and enhance its visual appeal. Your expert landscape designer will also take into account the structure and functionality of your backyard, incorporating pathways, retaining walls, and other natural features to create a sense of harmony and balance in your garden.

A water feature in your backyard is a great way to relax and unwind, especially during the hot summer months. From a small water fountain to a flowing waterfall, your water feature will add charm and character to your backyard design. When selecting a water feature, it is important to consider the amount of maintenance required and any water retention concerns you may have.


Your backyard should be a retreat that provides for family gatherings, entertaining, playtime and restful evenings after a long day. A professional landscape designer will understand how to organize your existing conditions into an aesthetically pleasing, functional, organized and sustainable design.

To begin, your designer will take a critical look at your yard. They will assess what elements you want to change and those that should remain the same. Nailing down these details is important because it helps keep your project on budget and ensures that you end up with a backyard that meets all of your needs.

Next, your designer will create a plan for the areas you wish to reimagine. They will provide you with a 3D digital and scaled drawings of your new backyard to help bring your plans to life. Typically, these plans will show you how each space will be used (like an outdoor kitchen room or a fire pit patio) and what materials will be utilized. They will also make recommendations for any needed maintenance or upkeep.

During this time, your contractor will also provide you with an estimate and timeline for the work to be completed. It’s important to ask about these details and discuss any potential setbacks that could occur during the project like weather or material delays so you are fully prepared for the project ahead of time.

It’s also a good idea to take this opportunity to ask your contractor any other questions you may have, including any information they feel is relevant to the project. It’s also important to find out if they will be providing any services during the construction process, how much disruption to your property will be, how long they anticipate the project to last and who your contact person will be for questions or problems during construction.

Once the backbone of your backyard remodel is in place, it’s time to add some softening features-think lush gardens and beautiful landscaping. This includes plantings, lighting and hardscape like paths or decks. When searching for a company to implement these components in your yard, it is crucial that you find someone who is a great fit for your personality and style. This can often be felt in the initial meeting and you should listen to your gut when determining if you have a ‘feeling’ about a particular person or company.


Once your backyard design is finalized, a hardscape contractor will help you select materials and construct the elements of your remodel. This can include paver patios, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits and more. It’s important to choose hardscapes that compliment the style of your home and fit within your budget.

Backyard renovation services also include the installation of new plantings, which will add color and texture to your outdoor space. Properly chosen plants can also change the climate around your house, reducing energy costs in the summer and winter.

This backyard is ready for parties and relaxing with fresh landscaping, a seating area, and a new firepit. Replacing the grass with pavers and a fresh flower garden gives this backyard a modern feel that’s easy to maintain.

Furniture and Decor

We can furnish and decorate your backyard to provide a welcoming, comfortable space for outdoor living. We use durable and weather-resistant materials that complement your theme and color palette to delineate zones for various activities (dining, relaxing, cooking) and add a pop of eye-catching personality.

Your backyard is a canvas waiting for your artistic touch. Whether your aspirations lean towards the charm of a lush garden retreat or the vibrancy of an entertainment oasis, the key is in achieving a delicate balance between landscaping and hardscaping and between carefully selected furniture and decor.

We can work with you to design your entire yard or a specific area of the landscape, allowing you to complete the project in phases as your budget allows. We can also work in tandem with other landscape professionals, such as architects and engineers, to build your dream outdoor space. We can provide 3D renderings, plant lists and full CAD designs to help you get started building your outdoor living area. We are familiar with local contractors and can recommend the best ones for your project.